Recipes from the Kitchen of A Bed of Roses- Chocolate Thumbprint Christmas Cookies

It’s time to bake Christmas cookies! These little gems are baked from a favorite family recipe that my sister Marianne passed along to me. We double this recipe to bake enough each year to give as gifts. They are highly prized … Continue reading

Springtime in Asheville- Our Top Ways to Make the Most of Spring in the Mountains

My number 1 favorite thing about Asheville- Springtime! Spring here in the western North Carolina Mountains is long and glorious. It is my favorite time of year. The afternoon sun is warm and the mornings are crisp. Everything is starting … Continue reading

Autumn Colors in Asheville – Saying Goodbye to October in the Mountains of Western North Carolina

The colors have become more muted around Asheville, with tones or rust and gold, but the mountains never cease to be breathtaking. As innkeepers, we are often too busy in October to get out to see the peak fall colors, … Continue reading

A Halloween Stroll Through the Historic Riverside Cemetery

In the heart of the Montford Historic District is 87 acres of rolling hills and parkland dotted with monuments to Asheville’s most illustrious residents.  What more fitting place to take a walk on this Halloween weekend than a cemetery! This … Continue reading